Chris Freytag

Chris Freytag

Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Health Coach


Group and Personal Fitness


University of Wisconsin



​Chris Freytag is a former writer for Verywell Fit covering fitness and weight training. She is a nationally-known fitness expert who has been teaching, training, writing books, and speaking on the subject of health and fitness for the last 25 years. Chris is the founder of, a fast-growing digital publishing company that reaches over 2 million users a month through the website, newsletters, and social media. She also launched, a membership-based website that offers full-length workouts to stream on any device, anytime, anywhere.

In addition to this, she teaches classes at Life Time Fitness, is a contributing editor to Prevention Magazine, and is the fitness expert for the NBC affiliate in the Twin Cities. Along with being an ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor, personal trainer, and health coach, she is Pilates-trained and Yogafit-certified.


Chris Freytag graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1987 with a degree in Journalism and a passion for fitness. She is an ACE-certified personal trainer, health coach, and group fitness instructor. Chris has more than 25 years of experience helping people manage their health.

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